2014 Race Of Champions
NASCAR Hall of Fame induction, autographs, Gen-6 Car part of season kickoff
Reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski and fellow titleholders Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Bobby Labonte are among more than 60 drivers from three NASCAR national series set to participate in NASCAR Preview 2013 on Saturday, Feb. 9.
Sixth-Generation NASCAR Sprint Cup car to make debut at The World Center of Racing
NASCAR fans will get their first glimpse of the new sixth-generation NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars on the storied Daytona International Speedway for three days this week at Preseason Thunder, the unofficial on-track start of the 2013 NASCAR season.
Active offseason produces staggering 34 personnel moves across three series
Eleven years ago, the NASCAR race team then known as Roush Racing made an announcement of a sponsor change on its flagship No. 6 car. Valvoline was leaving, and the Roush organization had struck a megabucks deal with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to advertise a certain little blue pill on the hood of its vehicle beginning the following season.
Just three current pairings have been together for more than 100 races
Jake Elder got the nickname “Suitcase” for the sheer number of jobs he held during his tenure as a NASCAR crew chief. In an era when drivers and crew chiefs stayed together season after season, Elder’s lengthy and varied resume was considered unusual.
Kurt Busch has found a new ride in the No. 51 car of Phoenix Racing
The 2004 NASCAR champion will drive James Finch’s car next year on the Sprint Cup tour. Steve Barkdoll, general manager for the Spartanburg, S.C.-based team, confirmed Thursday that Busch would be the team’s driver. Busch, reached later by telephone, said he had a one-year deal to run the full schedule.
Teammates bolster Chase hopes with strong run, fuel mileage success
Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart started 1-2 in Sunday’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and after a wild jumble of divergent strategies in the 19th Sprint Cup race of the season, that’s the way they finished the race.
After a 76-race absence from Victory Lane
Matt Kenseth needed a quick refresher course. “Show me where to park this thing,” Kenseth radioed to crew chief Jimmy Fennig after beating race runner-up Clint Bowyer to the checkered flag by a whopping 8.315 seconds in Saturday night’s Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. “It’s been a while.”
The question isn’t whether Kyle Busch will win at Bristol Motor Speedway
It’s whether anyone else can find a way to keep him out of Victory Lane. First off pit road after stops under caution on Lap 429, Busch held off pole-sitter Carl Edwards and defending race winner Jimmie Johnson to win his fifth consecutive race in NASCAR’s top three national series at the .533-mile short track.
Twenty-year-old, in throwback paint scheme, returns Woods to Victory Lane
Trevor Bayne won the Daytona 500 on Sunday, a day that featured records for cautions and lead changes. Bayne, who turned 20 Saturday, led the final two laps of the race that was decided with a green-white-checkered-flag finish.
NASCAR execs may discuss making changes to format during the offseason
Even while Brian France basks in the glow of what he expects will be “a very, very memorable Sunday,” NASCAR’s chairman and chief executive officer doesn’t rule out possible changes to the playoff format that has three drivers vying for the title with one race remaining.
It was Montoya’s second career victory, Patrick Carpentier finishes 21st
Las Vegas native Kurt Busch says it’s his turn to win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Kurt Busch edges out Jeff Gordon to secure pole for Sunday’s Shelby American NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Busch took the first step in that direction Friday, winning the pole for Sunday’s Shelby American NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race with a track-record speed of 188.719 mph.
Go to church more often, work harder, eat healthier and lose weight …
The list of New Year’s resolutions go on and on, however, it’s a widely known fact that four out of five individuals who make said promises fail. I’m certainly one of those four. Last year at this time I vowed to go to the gym at least three times a week. It was another pointless promise as I was pregnant by mid-January and sedentary until October.
Penske Racing announced that Steve Addington will head up the No. 2 Dodge team beginning in 2010
The 45-year-old Addington, who was crew chief for 12 Cup Series victories during the past two seasons, will team up with driver Kurt Busch, who is coming off a fourth-place finish in the 2009 series championship standings.
The end of the 2009 season marks the end of a number of NASCAR relationships
The winds of change will be blowing at Homestead-Miami Speedway this week.The season-ending Ford 400 at the 1.5-mile track marks the end of the road for more than a handful of relationships in the Cup garage. Here’s a look of some of the important “lasts” that will take place Sunday.
Qualifying session for Sunday’s AMP Energy 500 canceled because of rain
If Clint Eastwood had been at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday to ask Mark Martin his iconic movie question, “Do I feel lucky?” Martin’s answer would have been an emphatic affirmative. With the qualifying session for Sunday’s AMP Energy 500 canceled because of rain, Martin will start on the outside of the front row beside Sprint Cup points leader and Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson.